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to montana, the obama family is on their way to montana right now, where this afternoon the president will be holding a town hall meeting, another town hall meeting to try to sell his plan, what he calls selling the myths of what has been said by the opposition about the plan. it's the big story at the white house. let's bring in nbc news white house correspondent, savannah guthrie. savannah, have they figured out another way to get their message across? it hasn't worked so far, to their satisfaction, or anyone else's. >> reporter: well, look, they know they have a problem. the polls show it, clearly. numerous polls show that support for health care reform is dropping. so what they're trying to do is one thing they have always done, which is put the president out there. they've refined the message. today's town hall will focus on yet another insurance reform, focusing on what around here they call rescissions, which is the practice of insurance companies when they drop people when they become sick. so that will be the focus of the town hall. we've seen kind of some different stuff on
know, a lot of people talk about max bachus. max bachus pays attention to what people say in montana. he does. there's been single payors in his state. and this republican force is going to die. when grassley said the other day he pretty much admitted this was a farce, chairman baucus knows he has to get a bill out of this committee and if he only has democrats to work with, guess what the majority democrats on his committee favor a political option. if he's going to get a bill out of this committee with zero republican boats it's going to have to have a public option in the senate finance bill; otherwise, there isn't going to be a bill, right? and he knows there has to be a bill. so it matters what you say. it's one of the reasons i've been very careful not to criticize individual senators. i don't mind talking about their views because at the end, i think we're going to get almost every democratic senator. almost every one because there's not going to be any republicans. they're not going to be interested in forming the bill and, therefore, the democratic caucus is going to have a
to montana. this was just before they spelled out how they would have cost savings. megyn: what do you realistically predict for these seniors, as a result of these potential cuts? he says he is reducing inefficiencies, so what would happen? >> the program would simply go away. no insurance company making 20% profit on this program would continue this. this program would go away and seniors would no longer have -- i suspect every medicare advantage holder would lose their plan overnight. megyn: how do we know what to believe? you are telling us this, and president obama has said repeatedly that he will not cut benefits, that his plan will strengthen medicare and reduce abuse. as well, they are going to put $240 billion more into medicare to ensure physician payment are not cut. who can we believe? >> people just need to apply logic. if you cut a program by 20%, it boggles the imagination that the program can still exist -- that assumes that profit margins from insurance companies are 20%. you would have to be in microsoft or google to have that kind of profit margins. just think about
to what people say in montana. he does. there's been single payors in his state. and this republican force is going to die. when grassley said the other day he pretty much admitted this was a farce, chairman baucus knows he has to get a bill out of this committee and if he only has democrats to work with, guess what the majority democrats on his committee favor a political option. if he's going to get a bill out of this committee with zero republican boats it's going to have to have a public option in the senate finance bill; otherwise, there isn't going to be a bill, right? and he knows there has to be a bill. so it matters what you say. it's one of the reasons i've been very careful not to criticize individual senators. i don't mind talking about their views because at the end, i think we're going to get almost every democratic senator. almost every one because there's not going to be any republicans. they're not going to be interested in forming the bill and, therefore, the democratic caucus is going to have a huge influence in this and the majority of the people in the democratic caucu
this montana town that is getting millions of dollars to protect its cliquiet rural border. it is not the only controversial project getting money. you will not like the answers. gmegyn: nasa is hoping for a midnight run of shuttle discovery. it is open to blastoff tonight. first weather, and then a fuel delve problem caused this to be delayed the first two times. gregg: thousands of false entry in the united states -- thousands of people entering our united states every day. only about three of them pass through this town in montana. it is scheduled to get $15 million. couldn't the cash be spent better? the vice president for policy and communication for the national taxpayers union joins us. on either side, there are these little huts, but there are only three people coming through. on our southern border, hundreds of people are getting through every day. shouldn't the money be spent on the south? >> assuming that the money is being spent affectively in the first place, yes, it ought to be prioritized into places where the border crossings are occurring more often. this is par for the course
. the president plans to hold more in montana and new hampshire. the white house has a website to counter critics. >>> during the town hall, president obama says we have the aarp on board. the aarp which has 45 million members over 50 says not so fast here. the ceo says they have not endorsed any of the health care reform bill. aarp is launching a multi-million dollar advertising and organizing this to debunk myths pushed by health care reform critics. >>> fbi investigating this graffiti outside dave scott. the democratic lawmaker found a swastika spray painted on a sign outside his office yesterday. the congressman was recently involved in a heated debate over health care. he believes the two are connected here. the congressman says he's received hate mail, death threats and offensive faxes since the debate on health care began. >> there is bubbling up under this debate, unfortunately the overtones this presents of hate, racism, all these things, but we must have the resolve, hate, racism, this swastika cannot be the arbiter of this debate. >>> congressman scott is hosting a town hall meeting sa
companies before a large crowd in belgrade montana. mr. obama was introduced by katie gib son, a cancer survivor who health insurance was canceled after she was told she had less than less than a year to live. >> today we're talking about folks like katie who have had their insurance policies suddenly revoked even though they were paying premiums because of a medical condition. we're no different than katie and other ordinary americans, no different than anybody else. we are held hostage at any given moment by health insurance companies that deny coverage or drop coverage or charge feas that people can't afford, at a time when they desperately need care. it's wrong. it's bankrupting families. it's bankrupting business. and we are going to fix it when we pass health insurance reform this year. ( applause ) >> reporter: the president repeatedly tried to debunk of the myths that have been spread about health care reform, citing a fay aimed at a government-run insurance plan. >> everybody here who currently has private insurance, you would more than likely still be on your private insurance
the week, the preside once again sharp attacked iurance companies before a large crowd in belgrade montana. . obama was introced by kaie gib son, aancer survor who health insurae was canceled after she wasold she had less than less an a year toive. >> toy we're talking about lks like katie who vead theiinsurance policies suddenl revoked even though hey were payi premium because of a medicalondition. we're no different thanatie and other ordinary amicans, no diffent than anybody else. we are held htage at any given moment by healthnsurance companies that deny covera or drop coverager charge fea at people can't afford, at a timehen they desperately ne care. it's wrong. t's bankrupting famils. it's bankruptin business. and we are gog to fix it when we pass health surance reform this year. ( plause ) >> reporter: the presidt repeatedly tried to debunkof the myth that havebeen spread about health care rerm, citi a fay aimed at a government-run insuranceplan. everybody here who currently has privatensurance, you would more than lely still be on your pvate insurance plan. employers wouldn't stop
has the right plan to fix health care. the president and first lady will arrive in montana a few hours from now. he will hold a town hall just before 3:00 eastern. getting involved in a informed debate. you can watch the president's town hall live from montana right here on msnbc. our coverage set to begin at 2:55 eastern time. he may have one less rumor to deal with. the end-of-life provision, which some argued would end with death panels. here is an interesting note on former governor, sarah palin, who led the charge on criticizing this. it looks as though palin supported end of life while governor. in 2008, governor palin declared a, quote, health care decisions day, which called for more awareness and the need to plan ahead for decisions needed to end a life. nobody knows how that specifically differs from what had been in the health care plan nationally. >> fun death panels. god help us. we know president obama and the drug industry reach add deal on health care reform that involves billions in concessions, and we know the industry will spend $50 million to lobby for the president
are determined in law by congress. host: does a general practitioner in montana get paid the same as one in new york city? guest: no, because part of the formula is supposed to account for the cost of maintaining a medical practice. about half of the physician fee is not based on what they take time, but what it costs to run their office or practice. rents in new york city are substantially higher than in montana. those differences are built into the formula. host: is that where the national coverage determination comes into play? guest: no, that coverage speaks specifically to what medical procedures for tests medicare will pay for. technology is changing. medical practice is changing. medicare like every other insurer must decide if and when it will pay for some new treatment or approach. historic late, in medicare most of those decisions were made initially at the local level by the carriers, the private companies who under contract to the government manage the program. each had a medical director and they in turn had advisory committees. when something you came along they would decide wheth
. same thing with health care. if you are in nebraska, montana , where mount -- where max baucus is from, iowa where chuck grassley is from. you are going to see these ads playing out much more. that is why the coverage on c- span is so great on this issue, including the videos that you have been getting from town halls. >host: let me ask you about senator baucus. he will be in attendance, although he will not be speaking at the town hall meeting in montana, and there's also a piece this morning in "the washinton post," how the deficit is playing in all this. senator baucus's role in the health-care debate, and also the deficit impact on the debate. guest: senator baucus is one of the keys to having any sort of a deal that will have republicans on board. if he can work with top republicans, senator grassley has said, as viewers know, the he will not make it one man deal. he agrees to a deal, it will be one that republicans can agree to. that is why republicans are watching so closely what will come out of german baucus' -- of chairman baucus' committee. it might be a little rowdier, a li
. thank you very much. jane: white tail montana, population 71. about three people crossed the border to canada here every day. so why did they just get $15 million in stimulus money, your tax dollars? politics at play? and it is only a test, but an important one. the first test of a rocket lying there on its side jane: when president obama announced that stimulus package, he said he was basically banning politicians from using earmarked to pay for pet projects. senator $20 million -- $700 million were spent on border crossings. the associated press has discovered that low purdy checkpoints were chosen even though they work on bottom of the list. white tail, montana, will get $50 million to build a new border station. the town has a population of 71 and about three travelers a day cross the border here. so why the new station? janet napolitano was pressure to dump this project up. they say that senator tester boasted about this project, using his influence. 4200 trucks a day, rated among the highest priority, yes this was passed over for stimulus money. how did this happen? >> they we
but in stark contrast with the bear from montana, the latest baird did not get to play on a trampoline. -- the latest bear did not get to play on a trampoline. a teenager stole a classic car. he is trying to lose police by driving through open fields and parking lots. essentially he pulled into a private driveway and slammed into a police car. he includes a long list of charges including assaulting a police officer. ladies and gentlemen, come on down. the wildly popular clash for clunkers program coming to an end monday night. police say the figures and teeth were removed from a model found murdered in california. dresden has been charged in the murder. on thi-- her husband has been charged in the murder. on this day, movies were ordered to stop using searchlights during movie openings. the bright beams would have made los angeles an easy target for enemy bombing raids. with pearl harbor on the mind of every american, the danger
-- >> sitting in an air hangar in montana. look, we remember -- >> i'm wondering how you get the bureaucracy of health care whether it is private property or government barack receipts. >> we don't want the government make health care decisions for doctors and individuals, and the president doesn't believe health insurance companies should make those determinations either. when they decide that you are too sick or when they decide -- i'm sure you could go on the air right now and get 100 viewers to call in that have dealt with their insurance company and found that it had to go through extra paperwork because our original the treatment was denied, or some extra hurdle was put in place that they had to jump over in order to receive the treatment they deserved. that shouldn't happen -- what in the world is that? [laughter] life like i am, like, never mind. i'm not going to go -- [laughter] those decisions should be made role that the private insurance company currently has on health care, that seems to suggest those bureaucrats would still be there. >> well, i don't know who administers box's
on economic advisers estimated monday that athe program helped sell nearly 700,000 cars. azar aki,mon montana, you are next. stay on our republican line. caller: yes, abzurki, montana. i do not think president obama can keep his pledge not -- on not raising taxes on the middle class. i am disabled and receive social security disability, so i think i can relate to the many seniors in this country whose numbers will be growing also. the thing is, very often i don't have to pay income taxes, however i pay real estate taxes, i pay sales taxes, i pay corporate income taxes. i believe that president obama is an intelligent individual, as are the democrats in congress. and i don't know if they just don't want to eanl that corporate income taxes are passed -- to acknowledge that corporate income taxes are passed on to consumers or that ultimately individuals pay taxes. and whether or not you are in a high-income tax bracket, a middle income tax bracket, or don't pay any income taxes, ultimately all taxes are paid biby individuals. >> if you follow up, you can send us a -- "-- "that promise was made b
to some agreement. >> besides the town hall, tomorrow, what else is he doing in montana? recreationally that you can --? >> i hope we'll be enjoying big sky country, but i don't have anything to announce. >> doing what? hiking? fishing? >> i don't have any announcement on that today. >> any coverage? >> probably not. >> whatever it is -- >> at least i can lead on that side of it. >> whatever it is, we will see it, is that what you are saying? >> robert, i want to follow up on what chuck was asking about senator grassley. so he's the top senator on the senate finance committee. the president has talked to him, the president wants a bipartisan bill, and yet senator grassley came out and said, no public plan option, no way, no how, he won't vote for a bill on it. and yesterday in a chance to clarify this death penalty thing, instead he jumped on it and people -- death panel, sorry. he said people have a right to be afraid of it. so can you still count, seriously, chuck grassley as an ally in getting your health care bill passed? >> i still think there is the possibility of getting bipartis
to have a more open debate, would you consider, for example, in montana, giving the republican congress -- >> i think the president feels very comfortable with the fact these having a representative discussion despite people's disappointment, that he wasn't yelled at. >> i don't doubt that if you look at the protests that we saw outside of the building yesterday, as a continuum from the t.e.a. parties and controversy over the birth certificate and some of the anger over the gates/crowley episode, i wonder -- >> let me just -- i go in the front door. i -- i don't doubt that but i'm saying -- i didn't see a representative sample the science. >> this is a president who campaigned on the notion that we could get beyond the partisan -- the ugly partisan warfare of the last 60 years. there could be, you know, rational discussion that could bring parties together. and i wonder what happened to that, why did the postpartisan presidency not materialize? >> jonathan, again, i -- i don't know if you were outside or inside, but i think there was a rational discussion about issues not based on ideol
are they going to pay for this? there's the guy out there in montana last week who said, you think you're going to get money from here and there and save it here, aren't you going to have to tax people and raise taxes? i don't think that question's been dealt with well enough. >> it's so complicated. complicated for us to understand, certainly complicated for people who are being, frankly, misinformed, and reading a lot of stuff out there who are trying to scare people. >> and there's the element of passion. i have talked to allies of the white house who have said, pointedly, the president has not done enough to lobby individual senators hard enough on this thing. it's very difficult. what is it that the president is for? what is he fighting for here? he may have bullet points, he may have principles, but in order for those democrats out there who have cast a vote, if they're on the house side, or who will prepare to do that on the senate side, what is it that they're actually voting for? and the president is trying to walk this line between dictating what's going on in it and what he wants and
care and health reform joining from us montana. senator, the dream that would never die included passing health reform. what is the likelihood of having that happen? you've been involved in all the key negotiations. >> ironically, i think the spirit and passion of ted's will be even stronger now. his passing is unfortunate but i think that's the case. i've never known a more effective legislator. i think ted kennedy is the great aent most effective legislator in modern american times. he was so passionate and worked so hard, a gifted speaker but then he would sit down and work out an agreement and compromise. and realize, okay. there was two sides of this. let's figure out how to get this passed. and the personal touch. we all know personal stories of ted and a very small one in my case, i was home one night and my mother was there and ted and my mother got the into this long, wonderful conversation and pretty soon became good pen pals. ted would write thank you notes to people. in this internet age nobody writes thank you notes but ted did. it was amazing how many people he did
in new hampshire, colorado and montana, states where the president is selling his plan this week, trying to reverse growing dissatisfaction over health care reform that showed up in polls of his own popularity. and with me now to talk about the president assess president obama's term in office so far are two editorial page editors, nolan finley of the "detroit news" and john diaz of the "san francisco chronicle," and two columnists, cynthia tucker of the "atlanta journal constitution" and robert robb of the "arizona republic." john >> john diaz, we have the president pushing back. what do you see going on? has he lost ground on health care? >> he has lost ground, and the thing i would say the president was trying to do today, very wisely in my opinion is reshape this debate, because although we are talking about somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 million people who don't have insurance in this country, the fact remains, the vast majority of americans do have coverage and that's really the audience he was going after today, because the thing the president has to persuade them that this i
hampshire, and friday in montana, and saturday in grand junction, colorado. a white house official said that participants would not be screened to keep out opponents. here is the front page of "the baltimore sun" -- noisy disbelief, opponents dominate the town hall meeting on health care. the center is heckled throughout the session. one of our video journalists was their last night. we will show you the full town meeting this evening at 8:00 p.m., but in this article in the baltimore paper -- they began arriving four hours early, ignoring triple digit heat index levels for a chance to holler at and senator benjamin cardin's town hall meeting. he was heckled almost non-stop. the audience jeered his answers and broken to raucous cheers when their comrades confronted the center with this massive remarks. the baltimore paper's article goes on to say that many in the crowd laughed uproariously when cardin said that illegal immigrants would not be entitled to coverage under the democratic plan. they jumped to their feet in one of the loudest ovations of the night after an audience member ask
the record? >> i do not specifically -- we have two town halls leader in the week. one in montana and the other in colorado. the president will be back here for a bit to end some downtime with his family. i do not doubt we will take this battle up in some earnestness in september but there are no specific menu announcements. i think the president believes the format of the town hall in the ability to discuss directly with people what their cares and concerns are, he finds it tremendously valuable. >> is there any concern that this misinformation machine continues and the record cannot be corrected as the white house would like to be, that it could potentially make it more difficult to get health care reform across? >> if the debate is dominated by something that is not true, of course. i do not think the president believes that when all is said and done, that most people will make their decisions on something that is false and something that has been said as false. -- is false. i rent on cable little bit as you in your exhaling noted. -- i rant on cable a little bit as you in your
. >> and then there is this whole other side of things. in january, i think it is, you'll start another season of "hannah montana." >> yeah. >> are you looking forward to it? what can you tell us about it? >> it's crazy because in january, that's when it comes out. it's pretty intense drama. kelly preston, that will be kind of rad. it's going to be something so sort of stark and more of a drama. then to be able to go back to "hannah montana" is going to be great. i was blogging the other day, doing my events, my therapy. i was just kind of saying i really do, you know, not to try to use my own motto, but it really is like the best of both worlds because i get to do everything. i get to do the comedy that i love and for the kids, but i also get to go out and do music that i really like. >> good for you. what are you going to sing for us now? >> we're singing "the climb." >> isn't it nice when you have a drummer who knows? >> what are we doing? >> ladies and gentlemen, miley cyrus! ♪ ♪ i can almost see it, that dream i'm dreaming, but there's a voice inside my head ♪ ♪ saying you'll never reach it ♪ ever
. tom brokaw with us from montana. guys, thanks very much for your time. i appreciate it. >>> we'll continunu >> plenty of sunshine out here. we will not see a good chance of showers until friday. going to be pretty warm out there. 90 degrees today. not a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. 90 on the shores of ocean city. >> that's your latest weather. >>> al, thanks very much. there is much more to come on this wednesday morning here on "today." but first, these messages. >>> back at 7:43 with more on the death of massachusetts senator ted kennedy. one of the senator's most powerful and touching speeches came exactly one year before his death. the site was denver, colorado, and the 2008 democratic national convention. >> for me, this is a season of hope. new hope for a justice and fair prosperity for the many, and not just for the few. new hope. and this is the cause of my life. new hope that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every american, north, south, east, west, young, old, will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege! we c
lawmakers. would you consider, for example, in montana giving to the republican caucus? >> i think the president feels very comfortable with the fact that he is having a representative discussion, despite people's disappointment that he was not yell that. -- yelled at. >> fi you look -- if you look at the protests we saw outside the building yesterday, as a continuum from tea parties and become -- the birth certificate issued, and the gates/crowley episode -- >> i did not go in the front door. i'm saying i did not see a representative sample of the size. >> i was just saying this is a president campaigned on the notion that we could get beyond the ugly partisan warfare of the last 16 years, and there could be rational discussion that could bring parties together. i wonder what happened to that. why did the post-partisan presidency not materialize? >> i do not know if you were outside or inside, but i say there was a rational discussion -- i think there was a rational discussion about issues, not based on ideology or party, inside the town hall. it is not for me to -- i cannot tell
james and warren buffett and hannah montana and those evil rich people. but those people in the top income category who will pay this higher tax, two thirds of those people are small business owners and operators. now, how in the world are you going to get more jobs when you tax the employers that create the jobs? one last thing. i've used more of my time but i feel this is so important. we have got to overcome this class warfare rhetoric in washington this idea that the rich are evil has become a cancer cell in our public dialogue. here's the amazing thing. if we do the 5% income tax increase for the health care and then we do, you all know that president obama wants to move back to the old tax rates. he wants to rescind the bush tax cuts. that means the highest will go 35 to 40%. then you add on the 5.25%. and then if you live in a state like new york or california or new jersey or almost half of the states, you're talking about another 8 to 10%. so we're talking about a tax system in the united states where over half of americans high incomes will be taxed by the government. we a
. obviously the new supreme court justice, sotomayor. >>> also, hannah montana's dad, billy ray cyrus, dropping by. >> you know how good that chocolate cake was? look at my birthday. mark traub right here, stage manager. finishing off the cake. >> that was good. really good. >>> let's gin side. natalie's standing by with a look at the headlines. >>> good morning. the white house says it deeply regrets scott lan's decision today to free the only person convicted for the 1988 bombing of pan am flight 103 over lockerbie. former libyan agent abdel baset al megrahi was serving a life sentence for the terror that claimed 270 lives. he now has terminal prostate cancer and was released on compassionate grounds. his release announced this morning by scotland's justice secretary. >>> scattered violence in afghanistan today where voters are choosing their next president. at least a dozen taliban rockets have fallen near polling places. the election is seen as a crucial test of u.s. efforts to stabilize the country. >>> police have called off the ground search for kristi cornwell, the georgia mot
is the major players. very close to the hospitals. senator bacus, very close to the hospitals in montana. cuts in nursing homes and health agencies. on a proportionately basis. i don't want you to get into debate here, for the point of seniors, benefits are not changing. paying nursing home less for their posthospital stay, ising that go to affect your care? they're trying to slow the growth rate saying, if we are going to cover 47 million people the money has got to come from some place. ising that going to affect benefits -- is that going to affect benefits? it could. host: what's a d.r.g. guest: diagnosis related group. host: what is it and how is it part of medicare part a? comboip there was reform in the early 1980's. if you were a hospital you sent in your costs for everything, the nurses, the laundry list, medicare paid your cost. it led to rampant inflation. congress said we're going to figure out what the cost of a heart bypass operation is, everything, and we are going to tell the hospital in philadelphia that your total costs are $50,000 on average. call us later. so the average hos
. senator bacus, very close t the hospitals in montana. cuts in nursing homes and health agencies. on a proportionately basis. i don't want you to get into debate here, for the point of seniors, benefits are not changing. paying nursing home less for their posthospital stay, ising that go to affect your care? they're trying to slow the growth rate saying, if we are going to cover 47 million people the money has got to come from some place. ising that going to affect benefits -- is that going to affect benefits? it could. host: what's a d.r.g. guest: diagnosis related group. host: what is it and how is it part of medicare part a? comboip there was reform in the early 1980's. if you were a hospital you sent in your costs for everything, the nurses, the laundry list, medicare paid your cost. it led to rampant inflation. congress said we're going to figure out what the cost of a heart bypass operation is, everything, and we are going to tell the hospital in philadelphia that your total costs are $50,000 on average. call us later. so the average hospital stay is 10 days, you make it wo
's going to be starting out in montana, go through some national parks, yellow stone, go through wyoming, then on to colorado and arizona, where he'll also go through the grand canyon with his family. he's going to be doing some town hall meetings. a chance for the president to talk about the economy but also continue that push on health care reform which he considers building the economy. >> thanks very much, ed. let's break down the new unemployment numbers with our chief business correspondent ali velshi. ali, who's faring best and who's faring worst? >> well, it's very different. we have a 9.4% national unemployment rate, but leet's look how it breaks down. men are getting it harder than women, largely because men occupy the types of jobs we've been losing the last several years, construction and manufacturing. adult men have an unemployment rate of 9.8%, higher than the national average, but down by 0.2 percentage points. adult women have a much lower unemployment rate than the national average, to men at 9.8%. let me show you about the job losses that we've seen over the last -- si
it was a moment of hope t. beatles on ed sullivan. hannah montana. you predicted. >> thanks for give manager e the credit. >> you predicted. >> there you go. >> actually, you are hopeful. >> i am. >> i get so tired of people being negative on the left and on the right and everybody saying this is the end of america as we know it. you're -- i home hopeful. you're hopeful, too. you think this reset, this fundamental reset is great for america in the long run. >> i do. it's happened before many times and taking a bit of the long view, not discounting the real pain that people feel when the moments happen and they're out of jobs but, yeah. i think it is time after a very long run in one direction to sort of sit down and get a little sane. >> a year ago i was complaining every day about the fact that we as a country had a 0% savings rate. or germany. germany had a 10% savings rate. did they -- while i was -- >> not yet. >> still wasn't. >> yeah. >> all right. i was hoping it would have kateri katerina vitt on our side. we're up to like 7%. we are healing ourselves. like you said, a lot of people in
at the percentage of job seekers in rural versus urban areas, that have monster profiles, and billings montana, 11.1% of the workforce in billings montana had a monster.com job profile. contrasthat with boston, where 29.7%. so not only is it a much larger area, so from a number standpoint, but the percentage is nearly -- it isver three times. nearly four times that of a rural area. you have to dig in and ask herself why. do just make week job-search empler, there are also jobs in those rural areas and. you know, i did this exercise yesterday where we put a map on the wall. a few days ago. would put a map on the wall and we did a darville becse we wanted to try to test ourselves, not stack the deck, where do we go. we came up with pikesville, kentucky. so you are probably familiar. it's a little bit to the east but it is definitely a rural area and did you go to the next slide here you will see that in this rural area of the pikesville, kentucky, you know, when you do a job search on monster you are going find four or 500 jobs in that commutable distance of pico, many of them in pikesville. but wha
and starlet were huge fans of hannah montana. she says jaycee dreamed of becoming a model. always clean and well-dressed, no hint of the tragic reality. investigators have expanded the crime scene at phillip garrido's home. they've brought cadaver dogs to search the property next door. authorities are looking into where garrido could be connected to a string of murders in the 1990s. >> what we also know is that phillip garrido had access to that property. he used that property and it looks like he lived on that property in a shed. >> reporter: as we've scoured garrido's hometown looking for clues, we found this in a hardware score, the name phil g. on a donation card. on august 17th, this receipt shows garrido bought a pressure switch and then left a $2 donation to the children's miracle network. dugard's whereabouts are a tightly kept secret. we understand she's with her two daughters and her mother. she's also with a team of psychologists and authorities helping the family through the reuniting progress. >> tonight, cnn's larry king will interview a woman who was raped by phillip garr
over the place, anyone who has access to this website. to be able to take what a colleague in montana or florida or new hampshire has done and use it or create your own new lesson plan from it will be a unique feature. it will create new community on docsteach, as well. we're looking forward to seeing that. >> one last question. you see that the workers are beginning to come users. -- ec that these lurkers are becoming users? as people are on the site, do they become more comfortable answer to contribute? >> yes, i think it is important to post as much variety as possible. the people that come on this side who are reading and viewing, they might not just have something like a question that has been posed but they have strong feelings about certain subjects. something you post later, they might or might feel more comfortable. i think it is important to post a variety of questions about a variety of topics requiring a variety of answers. we don't want every answer to be an essay that someone needs to record sometimes, it should be yes or no because those cures are more likely to china a
. tomrow with us from montana. guys, thanks very much for your time. i appreciate it. >>> we'll continueur coverage on this story throughout morning. for now let's turn to al roker with a check of the mornins weather. >>> as we look out into the atlantic, we're keeping an eye on dutanceig rht nowbo 350 miles that's just north of the hispaniola. tr course this could become a icopde prprsi, a t a storm. moving right n west-northwest m 20iles per hour. still too ear to figure the track. some models bring it along the eastern seaboard over the weekend. a big potent rainker. also making a lot of rain right now, big storm system getting itself tother, kansas, into missouri, >>> good morning a. clear sky off to work and school this wednesday morning with temperatures in the 60s in the rural areas. near 70 in the nearby suburbs as well as in washington and near the bay. highs today reaching near 90 degrees, and we'll have lots of sun, a little more humid. tomorrow partly to mostly cloudy at times and cooler, a front coming through in the morning ushering in cooler air. and friday and saturday de
ladies, one from montana, one from michigan. >> let's figure them out first. mary fitzgerald is the first woman you guys selected. she's from deborn, michigan. she is 61 years old. she's a single mom, she has two daughters and twograndds. he has had two triple bypass surgeries and three het attacks. she takes ication caused her to lose a lot of her hair. she wears a wig and she's here with her daughter. let's taka listen to her story. >> i know you really want your mother to have this. >> yes, i do. my mother's been sick for a very long time and all the medines that she takes has made her hair very thin. she hasn't found a silist that can cut and color her hair sot doesn't look thin. she recently bought a wig and i want her to be able to take it off. >> i know you are apprehensive about taking off the wig. are you okay to do this? o, oh, yeah, no problem at all. surprise! >> i promise you, we willtake great care of you. no more wig, we are going to make you look beautiful. are you ready to go? >> yeah, thank you. >> wow, that was brave. were excited to see her. she's threi w her daughter
, a lot of pressure on a young girl like you. and your character, hannah montana, you're going into your fourth season now. a lot of people still see you in that disney clean-cut image. >> yeah. >> is it hard for you to kind of outgrow that and go past that? >> yeah, you know, i always want to, you know, be known -- it's not necessarily, i don't think it's like perfect girl, but it's someone that is hopefully, you knownspiring oer people, and that's what i want more than anything. i'm not here to say i'mperfect, because m far from that. as we all are. and i'm here to, you know, my mistakes are kind of a little harder because they are in front of millions of people, but i get to go through that and i get to learn. you know, it's hard sometimes to smile about it because half of the time it does suck having to through that, but itlso makes you want to try harder the next time when i know little girls look at me and say i'm their hero. >> do you like being a role model to th? and do you feel youe judged unfairly sometimes? >> sometimes i -- you know, it's kind of like going into this busines
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